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    Default Cavity sliding doors

    Hi, all I was wondering if anyone knows much about cavity slding doors? We have a bit of a mouse problem at the minute and have eliminated every posibility we can think of. Is it possible mice could be coming in though the cavity and if so how do I get the door off the track to check?

    any help or advise would be much appreciated

    Regards Davie

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    Default Removing your door

    There is a bit of variation in these doors but usually this what you do.

    On one side at the top will be a pelmet board with screws, mine come up through the bottom edge. Unscrew this and take the board out.

    Close the door and up the top you will see the hanging/slidding mechanism... get a couple of spanners and loosen the bolts/nuts that hold your door on and then you should be able to take the door off.

    You should not need to remove the slidding mechanism/track.


    I am not sure this will help you as there is not much you can do to the cavity frame by taking out the door. Can you check that there are no gaps at the bottom of the wall from under the house? What about above in the ceiling. The mice may have built a home or hide in there but I am not convinced that they are entering your house through there.




    Do you want a lone of my cat?????



    Get the little critters

    Chipman

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    Thanks Chipman,
    I'm sure your advice will help if only to rule out yet another possible entry point. have put Baits in ceiling and under house but the little critters keep appearing.

    Thanks again
    Davie

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    Hi Dave

    If the cavity door is in an internal wall there is no way a mouse can get in from the top or the side or the bottom.
    The only chance is if it is on an external wall with a cavity like Brick veneer.
    Maybe a mouse hid in there.

    JAMC

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